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Success Marks the Conclusion of MeDiterrate Symposium

The Foundation for Mediterranean Studies – MeDiterrate is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the ‘Reshaping Intercultural Connections’ Symposium. Held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at the ESIEA Building in Athens, the event brought together esteemed scholars and experts to explore the intricate dynamics of intercultural exchanges and their impact on contemporary society.

Under the distinguished moderation of Panagiotis Roilos from Harvard University, the symposium witnessed profound discussions led by renowned speakers, Dimitrios Yatromanolakis, Eri-Louisa Stavropoulou, and Napoleon Maravegias, who provided valuable insights into the historical, philosophical, and artistic dimensions of Greek-European relations.

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis from Johns Hopkins University delved into the philosophical underpinnings of European modernity, tracing a fascinating trajectory from Hegelston to Empedocles. Through his analysis, attendees gained a deeper understanding of how political and artistic expressions have evolved over time.

Eri-Louisa Stavropoulou from the University of Athens shed light on pivotal figures such as Riga Feraios and Giuseppe Verdi, offering compelling insights into the socio-cultural exchanges between Greece and Europe during the 19th century. Her discourse provided valuable historical context to contemporary intercultural dynamics.

Napoleon Maravegias, the Chair of MeDiterrate Scientific Council, concluded the symposium by examining the enduring influence of Mediterranean tradition on modern Greek society. His analysis underscored the complexities inherent in navigating tradition and modernity in the Mediterranean context.

The symposium concluded on a reflective note, emphasizing the importance of continued dialogue and scholarly engagement in reshaping intercultural connections. Participants left the event with enriched perspectives on the historical legacies and contemporary challenges shaping Greek-European relations.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the speakers, moderators, and attendees for their invaluable contributions to making the symposium a resounding success. Stay tuned for future events and initiatives as we continue our mission to promote dialogue and understanding in the Mediterranean region and beyond.